California commits to 100 percent renewable electricity

On Sept. 10, California took a big step toward the bright side of history.

On Sept. 10, California took a big step toward the bright side of history.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the landmark Senate Bill 100 (SB 100), setting the Golden State on a path to generate 100 percent of its electricity from renewable and zero-carbon sources such as solar and wind by 2045. Environment California, a part of our national network, played a key role in driving the bill through both houses of the state Legislature, and to the governor’s desk.

“SB 100 is a promise to our children and grandchildren that we will do all we can to give them a healthy future,” said Doug Phelps, chairman of our national network. “If the world’s fifth-biggest economy can transition to clean electricity, so can other states and cities, putting the United States back on the world map as a climate leader. This new law provides a shining example for decision-makers from around the globe.”

Our national network is working to pass similar legislation in cities and communities across the country. The generous support of our members makes this ongoing work possible.

Read more here.

Photo: Environment California State Director Dan Jacobson (second from right) looks on as Gov. Jerry Brown announces he will sign SB 100. Credit: Staff

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